*** What promise is
made to those who look for the appearing of Christ?
“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto
them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto
salvation.” Heb. 9:28.
*** How many will
receive a reward when He comes?
“For the Son of man shall come in the
glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man
according to his works.” Matt. 16:27.
*** Did the disciples think that death would be the
second coming of Christ?
seeing him [John] saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus
saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
follow thou Me. Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that
disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, he shall not die;
but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?” John 21:21-23.
*** If death
is not the coming of Christ, how will He come?
“And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was
taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while
they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood
by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye
gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus which is taken up from you into
heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into
heaven.” Acts 1:9-11 (Rev. 14:14).
*** How many
will behold Him when He comes?
“Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him,
and they also which pierced Him.” Rev. 1:7.
wonderful demonstration will accompany the Lord’s coming?
“The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with
the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God.” 1 Thess. 4:16.
*** What will
then take place?
“We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a
moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet
shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we
shall be changed.” 1 Cor. 15:51, 52. (1 Thess. 4:16-17).
*** Have not
the martyrs of old gone to their reward?
“And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received
not the promise, God having provided some better thing for us, that they
without us should not be made perfect.” Heb. 11:39, 40.
*** When were
the disciples to be recompensed?
“For thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the
just.” Luke 14:14.
*** How is
this to be brought about?
“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto Myself.”
*** What was
Enoch’s belief about this event?
“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these,
saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of His saints, to
execute judgment upon all.” Jude 14-15.
*** What was
Job’s hope when in the depths of affliction?
“For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand
at the latter day upon the earth, And though after my skin worms
destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God; whom I shall see
for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another.” Job 19:25-27.
*** How did
David express himself on this point?
“For He cometh, for He cometh to judge the earth; He
shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His
truth.” Ps. 96:13.
*** Did Daniel
teach this same sentiment?
“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which
standeth for the children of thy people;... and at that time thy people
shall be delivered everyone that shall be found written in the
book.” Dan. 12:1.
*** In what
splendor will the Saviour come?
“For whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My words, of him
shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He shall come in His own glory,
and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.” Luke 9:26.
Christ, at the transfiguration, represented His future glory, how did He
“And was transfigured before them; and His face did shine as
the sun, and His raiment was white as the light.” Matt 17:2.
*** What is
the appearance of an angel?
“His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the
appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms
and his feet like in color to polished brass, and the voice of his words
like the voice of a multitude.” Dan. 10:6.
*** What is
the appearance of the glory of God Himself?
“And from the appearance of His loins even downward, I saw as it
were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. As the
appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was
the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance
of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.” Eze. 1:27, 28.
*** For what
was Paul waiting when in his Roman dungeon?
“Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and
not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” 2 Tim. 4:8.
*** How will
the Saviour be seen of those who are finally permitted to behold Him?
“But we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him;
for we shall see Him as He is.” 1 John 3:2.
description does the beloved John give of His appearance?
“His eyes were as a flame of fire; and His feet like unto fine
brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many
waters... And His countenance was as the sun shineth in his
strength.” Rev. 1:14-16.
*** When He
shall have gathered together His elect (Matt. 24:31), if we are among
them, what shall we hear from the Saviour?
“Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye
blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world.” Matt. 25:34.